Next week, the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut will present the work of modern-day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright in a show titled Impressions of Light. Wright has a long association with Weir Farm National Historic Site, having led the park’s Impressionist Painting Workshops since 2009 as master artist and instructor.

The exhibition of Wright’s paintings (April 3-July 7, 2013) includes work inspired by the park and his other plein air experiences. Painted in the manner of Weir Farm’s first American Impressionist, J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), Wright’s pieces for this exhibition were developed “full-scale on location” in order to more truly express “what is happening … behind nature.”

The exhibition can be viewed in the Burlingham House Visitor Center Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A gallery talk on “American Impressionism & Plein Air” will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7; Saturday, May 4; and Sunday, June 9; Dmitri Wright will discuss the challenges and rewards of plein air painting, using Weir Farm National Historic Site’s unique setting to discuss the history behind, and future of, American Impressionism. Participation in these gallery talks is free, but space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, please call 203.834.1893, ext. 28. For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site, please visit www.nps.gov/wefa.

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